Wrong family member signs for Liverpool


October 29, 1897
Hugh Goldie, cousin of Archie Goldie, of the Celtic Club, has signed for Liverpool, and will play for them in their future engagements. Goldie was with Everton until the end of last season. At the beginning of the present season he signed for Celtic, and has been considered good enough by them to displace the ex Villan Reynolds. He originally hailed from St..Mirren. He is expected to turn out to-morrow week, when Liverpool meet Nottingham Forest at Anfield Road. (Source: Liverpool Echo: October 29, 1897)

** Echo got it wrong here. Hugh Goldie was indeed a player for Celtic, but he never signed for Liverpool. Instead it was his cousin William Goldie, and William played for Clyde prior to arriving at Anfield. The Echo article is still a good story which kind of make you understand how journalists back then thought and acted. They knew that there were many good Goldie footballers, just didn’t get the name right, and then they had a wrong story to tell.

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